Skip to comments.Netanyahu pledges Israel will continue building in Jerusalem
Posted on 10/23/2012 10:21:08 AM PDT by tobyhill
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo on Tuesday in a defiant prelude to talks with the European Union's top diplomat, who has condemned Gilo's expansion.
Israel issued a detailed plan last week for 797 additional homes in Gilo, an urban complex built in a part of the West Bank that it captured in a 1967 Middle East war and later annexed to Jerusalem.
"United Jerusalem is Israel's eternal capital, we have a full right to build in it," Netanyahu said during a tour of Gilo, a day before he was due to meet Catherine Ashton, the EU's high representative for foreign affairs.
In a statement reflecting long-standing EU policy, Ashton said on Friday she deeply regretted the planned expansion of Gilo, where some 40,000 Israelis live.
"Settlements are illegal under international law and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible," she said, referring to more than two decades of efforts to negotiate the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
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Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. I’m obviously not affiliated with any political party.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for Netanyahu, and for all of God’s people.